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Tina Gutierrez was booked on one count of first-degree murder, armed robbery and aggravated assault.

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Two people are behind bars after police said they were involved in a shooting that left a man dead in west Phoenix.

Adrian Escobedo, 35, and Tina Gutierrez, 32, were arrested on Tuesday.

According to police, Escobedo had been threatening another person when 39-year-old Thomas Polimeni, who had a gun in his waistband, confronted him about it near 35th Avenue and Bethany Home Road on Monday evening.

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Police said Escobedo and Gutierrez, who was inside a car, both pointed guns at Polimeni.

That's when Escobedo shot Polimeni and took off with Gutierrez in the car.

Polimeni was taken to the hospital where he later died.

Police say the pair were found and taken into custody around 5 a.m. on Tuesday.

Escobedo was booked into jail on one count of first-degree murder, armed robbery and prohibited possessor of a weapon.

Gutierrez was booked on one count of first-degree murder, armed robbery and aggravated assault.

 


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